Saturday, November 19, 2011

ATV Turns Apple TV Into Multimedia Powerhouse

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Browsing the web on the TV will always be hell on Earth, but aTV Flash does much more than that
ATV Flash is now available for the new, puck-sized Apple TV. Now called aTV Flash (black) to distinguish it from the add-on for the old Apple TV, adds all kinds of extra functionality to your set-top box.
With aTV up and running, you will be able to play pretty much any movie file (MKV and AVI, plus MP4 and others), grab cover art and metadata automatically, stream media from computers or network-attached storage, and listen to your Last.FM stations.
You’ll also be able to frustrate both yourself and anyone watching by browsing the web using the Apple remote, tapping in URLs one character at a time like entering high-scores on an arcade machine. If you make it, you will be rewarded with the ability to stream video.
Installing it is easy, once you have Jailbroken your Apple TV at least. You just make sure it is on the same network as your computer and run the installer from there.
The one glitch is the price. Sure, $30 might be worth it for all these extra features, but $30 is almost a third of the full price of an Apple TV, and for just $20 more you could buy a Roku. Available for download now.
aTV Flash (black) [Firecore]